The Nutrition and Health Foundation will hold their fifth Annual Seminar titled ‘Obesity – Where do we stand and where do we go from here?’ on Wednesday 19th September in the Gibson Hotel, The Point Village, Dublin 1. Typical attendees include healthcare professionals, nutritionists and dietitians, scientists, food producers, academics and policy-makers and this free event would be of interest to your readers.
Attendance is free and people can register online at www.nhfireland.ie
The seminar will debate obesity trends / demographics, food taxes, calories on menus, the Olympic effect, the role of both the public and private sectors in tackling the continued increase in the incidence of obesity in Ireland as well as discussing the root causes of the problems associated with a population becoming more obese.
Current confirmed speakers include:
1. Dr. Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital (Holles St.) – presenting on pregnancy and obesity
2. Professor Richard Tiffin, Director, Centre for Food Security; Professor of Applied Economics, University of Reading – presenting on food taxes
3. Annalise Murphy, Irish Olympic Sailor – discussing her personal experience of reaching Olympic levels of fitness, her health and nutritional regime
4. Professor Dame Carol Black is the UK’s National Director for Health and Work, Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Chairman of the Nuffield Trust – presenting on workplace health and health promotion
5. Dr Mary Flynn, Chief Specialist in Public Health Nutrition, Food Safety Authority of Ireland – presenting on healthy eating and calories on menus in Ireland
6. Dr. Niamh Murphy, Centre for Health Behaviour Research, Department of Health Sport and Exercise Science, Waterford Institute of Technology – presenting on the Olympic effect on spontaneous physical activity
7. Helen Munday, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland – presenting on the work of Coca Cola in helping to address the obesity issue
About the NHF
The NHF is an independent partnership of industry, government, State agencies, internationally recognised scientists, health professionals and relevant stakeholders working together to address Ireland’s lifestyle, nutrition and health challenges. The NHF communicates evidence based information on nutrition, health and physical activity to encourage an improved and healthier society in Ireland with key initiatives including their free Workplace Wellbeing Campaign, the annual NHF ‘Eat Smart Week’ and new to 2012, ‘Move Smart Week’ in partnership with the Camogie Association.
See www.nhfireland.ie for further details